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Tristate best sellers list

                        for the week of April 8, 2001



(This week/Last week)

        1. (8) The Gates of the Alamo, Stephen Harrigan (Penguin USA; $14). Predictable outcome of this historic conflict is personalized through fictional characters.

        2. (—) Destiny's Door, Judith Tracy (Padwolf Publishing Inc.; $14) Donald Thurmond unwittingly gives aliens access to all that Earth has to offer.

        3. (2) Dreamcatcher, Stephen King (Scribner; $28) Four boyhood friends from Derry, Maine, encounter aliens.

        4. (3) Scarlet Feather, Maeve Binchy (Dutton; $25.95). Family epic centers on two working-class chums.

        5. (7) 1st to Die, James Patterson (Little, Brown; $26.95). Four women work together on serial killer case; first in a series.

        6. (—) The Red Tent, Anita Diamant (Picador; $14). New view of Dinah, who appears briefly in the Book of Genesis.

        7. (1) The Villa, Nora Roberts (Putnam; $25.95) Romantic suspense: Sex, riches, deadly secrets.

        8. (5) The Bonesetter's Daughter, Amy Tan (Putnam; $25.95). Story is told from two (mother, daughter) perspectives.

        9. (6) Icy Sparks, Gwyn Hyman Rubio (Penguin; $13.95). Girl in '50s with Tourette's syndrome; Oprah's Book Club.

        10. (4) We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates (Plume; $13.95). The disintegration of a family after a daughter is raped; Oprah's Book Club selection.


(This week/Last week)

        1. (2) The Prayer of Jabez, Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah; $9.99). Subtitled “Breaking Through to the Blessed Life.”

        2. (3) The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen; $12.95). Subtitled “A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.”

        3. (7) Life Strategies, Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion; $11.95) Doing What Works, Doing What Matters.

        4. (—) Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel, Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (Chronicle Books; $14.95).

        5. (4) The Wisdom of Menopause, Christiane Northrup (Bantam; $27.95). Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change.

        6. (5) Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson (Putnam; $19.95). Dealing with change at work and in life.

        7. (—) How to Know God, Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers; $14). Compelling vision of afterlife by author of Perfect Health.

        8.(—) The Journey to Peace: Reflections on Faith, Embracing Suffering, and Finding New Life, Cardinal Joseph Bernadin (Doubleday; $17.95).

        9. (—) The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly (Broadway; $23). Good, bad and ridiculous in American life.

        10.(—) Big Pig Gig Celebrating Pigs in the City, foreword by Laura Pulfer (Orange Frazer Press; $34.95). Descriptions and color photos of all the “piggies” that were on display as of July 15.